In a commercial building, tenants appreciate the column- free perimeter of a load bearing tilt-up structure. They can layout offices and furniture stations without interruption of traditional perimeter columns.
When we add an insulation core to the reinforced panels, the thermal storage capacity of the walls will assist in maintaining the interior temperature should there be power failures. This added benefit provides the lowest operating costs among wall assemblies.
Advantages of tilt-up
Speed – In a commercial application, once our panels are up the building form takes shape. There is no waiting for exterior cladding or hard-wall masonry construction and so brokers and tenants can easily visualize their structure and see that it will be completed as advertised. An average savings in the construction schedule of 20% can be expected. And as we know, first to the market is imperative when securing full occupancy.
Cost and Value - Shorter construction schedule and less infrastructure means lower construction costs. Over the long term, the durability of concrete decreases maintenance problems.
Safety, security and durability - Vandalism and maintenance are minimized while security is increased.
Energy efficiency - The natural heat sink properties of concrete reduce energy costs. Tilt-up buildings offer an overall energy and life cycle performance that is typically 20-60 percent more efficient.
Versatility - The fluid properties of concrete allows for any size, design and finish.